BBC is giving away 1 million mini computers so kids can learn to code

The BBC wants to coding to become as fundamental as writing, and is taking some very practical steps to ensure that happens.

Source: mashable.com

This is brilliant. The UK already has a huge initiative to include more STEM education into its K-12 curriculum–much more than the US, which I’ve posted about here before. But this is taking things to a whole new level! I know it can add up a bit, but why isn’t some big American company like Comcast or Microsoft or Adobe or someone like that kicking off something like that here? It’d be a better use of charitable funds than some of those goofy adverts on TV. 

 

Bravo, BBC, on this effort! 

–techcommgeekmom

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About TechCommGeekMom

Danielle M. Villegas is a technical communicator who has recently started her own technical communications consultancy, Dair Communications. She has worked at the International Refugee Committee, MetLife, Novo Nordisk, and BASF North America, with a background in content strategy, web content management, social media, project management, e-learning, and client services. Danielle is best known in the technical communications world for her blog, TechCommGeekMom.com, which has continued to flourish since it was launched during her graduate studies at NJIT in 2012. She has presented webinars and seminars for Adobe, the Society for Technical Communication (STC), the IEEE ProComm, and at Drexel University’s eLearning Conference. She has written articles for the STC Intercom, STC Notebook, the Content Rules blog, and The Content Wrangler as well. You can learn more about Danielle on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/daniellemvillegas, on Twitter @techcommgeekmom, or through her blog.
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